3 Reasons why you should SMILE more!

It goes without saying; a smiling face is a happy face. Straighter, bright teeth will give you confidence in your smile and keep you smiling longer. The cosmetic treatment we provide will not just make you enthusiastic about selfies with family and friends. Actually, smiling is rather important – both to you and to the people around you.

Let’s look at the top three reasons to not hold back with your smiles.

  1. Look more attractive to the people you meet.

We all know that smiling can make you more attractive to others? It can even affect a person’s social judgments about you, as well as their attraction to you and attitude to you. A study published in the journal Neuropsychologia researched the special effects of smiling on the brain, specifically an area associated with sensory reward. When examined, the brain became more active when showing your straight, bright teeth to everyone you meet. There’s far more chance they will like you instantly.

And more! A study at Penn State University, USA found that when you smile, you don’t only appear to be more likable and courteous, but you actually appear to be more competent. Keep smiling at work and who knows, your boss might even give you that promotion.

  1. Smiling will makes you feel fantastic.

Smiling is not just an outward expression for others, in fact, has a big impact on how you feel about yourself. Research has shown again and again that a smile can have a wonderful effect on your personal health. When you smile, dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin are released in the brain, helping you to get rid of stress, anxiety and help you feel great. It’s not just good for how you feel but will lower your blood pressure and improve the health of your heart and reduce those aches and pains.

Hold on! it’s not just as simple as smiling that counts, In fact, it’s the type and intensity of the smile as well. There are two types of smiles: a standard smile and a genuine smile. The difference is that a genuine smile not only involves the muscles around your mouth but involves the muscles around your eyes. We’ve heard the saying smile with your eyes, well its true. We can all spot those fake smiles, right?

A study measures the student’s success and well being throughout their life simply based on their photos. According to Ron Gutman, the lead researcher of the study, they found that by measuring students’ smiles, they were able to predict how fulfilling and long-lasting a subject’s marriage would be, their level of well being, and how inspiring they would be to others. Wow!

If you want to know more than view RON GUTMAN TED talks, Fascinating stuff.

Another study showed that looking at old baseball cards photos could help determine how long a player might live based on their smile. Players who had “beaming smiles” lived to be at least 80 years old, while players who didn’t smile lived to be about 73 years old. Smiling is certainly easier than all that exercise. We can help you with that great smile.

  1. Your smile is contagious.

Some adults don’t even smile around 5 times a day. Imagine that, what a world we would live in!

Have you ever noticed another person smiling back at you when you smile at them? That could be because smiles are contagious, and they often smile back without you even noticing.

Children are some of the happiest people on earth because they are smiling all day long. When you spend time with children you automatically smile back, you learn to let go of the adult life and start to let yourself remember how to smile more. Smiling is contagious. It’s hard to be mad at someone who is smiling at you.

Smiling is scientifically proven to be contagious, as was demonstrated in a study published in 2008 in the British Medical Journal. It followed thousands of people and found that those who were surrounded by many happy friends, were more likely to be happy themselves. Happiness was actually shown to be more contagious than unhappiness. So start smiling!


So now we are convinced that smiling is the right thing to do, but lots and lots of people worry about how their teeth look. Not surprising as the NHS have never considered cosmetic dentistry important enough to pay for.


At Carillon we have very skilled and experienced staff and dentists who will guide you through the journey to that beautiful smile.

Often, people worry that “I want my teeth to look great but I can’t afford those prices”. Ok, that’s fair enough but cosmetic treatments can vary from simple whitening, reshaping your teeth to straightening and to a full cosmetic makeover. So all you might need is something simple. Additionally, treatments can be performed a step at a time so that you can spread the treatment out. And lastly we can sure help you spread the cost over a time period that suits you, in fact, that’s what most patients choose to do.

Treatments can include:

  • Reshaping of teeth – to give that symmetrical appearance that’s so important.
  • Pola tooth whitening – to brighten and whiten your teeth.
  • Enlighten tooth whitening – for that celebrity’s bright smile. Wow!
  • White cosmetic fillings – Remove and replace those unsightly old fillings that spoil your smile.
  • Cosmetic Bonding – to an affordable way of placing a cover on the teeth to make them look great.
  • Clear Adult braces – Invisalign is the perfect way to straighten your teeth without anyone noticing.
  • Replace missing teeth – Great-looking Dentures, Bridges and Implants can achieve great results for you.


The next step for you to do if you would like to change your smile or discuss what you are worried about, call us on 01509 219699 and we will be more than happy to help you achieve the smile you want.

The Power of a Smile Blog, Written by Dr. Mohamed Kaderbhai. 



  1. O’Doherty J, Winston J, Critchley H, Perrett D, Burt DM, Dolan RJ., Neuropsychologia, 2003
Beauty in a smile: the role of medial orbitofrontal cortex in facial attractiveness.
  2. Psychological Science, April 2010
Smile intensity in photographs predicts longevity
  3. Ron Gutman TED Talks
  4. BMJ 2008; 337:a2338